It was Dr. Montessori’s birthday yesterday. Encountering her work has changed my life and I am constantly seeking to understand more. I want to share a beautiful passage by Renilde Montessori that I read at the Educateurs sans Frontieres assembly in Hyderabad. It speaks to Dr Montessori’s personality which can be hard to comprehend when you read … More Maria Montessori’s Joy!
This is the third interview in the Exploring the Essence of Montessori Parenting series. Today’s interview is with a dear friend and someone I consider my Montessori godmother. I first got in contact with Pilar when I discovered Montessori and was trying to figure out my training options. She guided me and has walked with … More Exploring the Essence of Montessori Parenting – Pilar Bewley
This is the second interview in the Exploring the Essence of Montessori series. If you missed it, you can read the first interview with Paije. Today I would like to Introduce to Kaitlin Luksa! I connected with Kaitlin over Social media and have enjoyed following her parenting journey. Tell me a little about yourself. I … More Exploring the Essence of Montessori Parenting – Kaitlin Luksa
I am so so excited about this series! I will be introducing you to Montessori parents from around the world at different stages of their journeys. They will be keeping it real, and sharing with us honestly their thoughts and experiences with parenting the Montessori way. The stories I have collected so far have resonated so much … More Exploring the Essence of Montessori Parenting – Paije Long
Hello there! I am so glad to be done with training and to have a little more time to share on here. As you know, I had grand dreams of sharing our experiences with you through out my recently concluded AMI 3-6 training, but reality hit, and I prioritized time with my children and time … More Thank you and some exciting updates!
I wrote posts about Solu’s activities at different ages and it has helped me t0 look back on them. Unfortunately, I have not written much about Metu’s activities because life has been so much busier with two children and we have been traveling a lot since he was born. He has had activities set up for … More Activities at 13 and 14 Months (Metu’s version)
I took this video of Solu preparing Okra by cutting off the top and I thought it illustrated some of the main advantages of food preparation with young children. Building confidence Developing a sense of order – a place for everything and everything in its place Developing self control Enriching Vocabulary Math preparation – observing … More 10 benefits of food preparation with young children
We celebrate our Fridays here in Perugia because it means we survived another week away from home. I get off school at 3 and both boys are usually waiting for me. We usually take the bus home, drop off our bags and head to the park. This Friday was a little different. We missed our … More Three no cost outdoor ideas for toddlers
I know I’m jumping ahead but I shattered my iPhone with all the pictures from the first weekend and second week. I’ve been waiting to get it back to post but every day i go to pick it up and it’s not ready. My back up phone has a very small memory and is already … More Our second weekend in Perugia
Get the right sized spoon. The importance of choosing the right size cutlery, tools, utensils etc. for the child is often underestimated. It can be the difference between success and failure in acquiring a skill. It is a key factor considered when choosing materials for the child in a Montessori home/environment. I had an opportunity … More How can I help my child to feed himself?